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|Directed by||Shinsuke Sato|
|Produced by||Takahiro Sato|
|Screenplay by||Yūsuke Watanabe|
by Hiroya Oku
|Budget||2.1 billion yen (total)|
|Box office||7.4 billion yen (total)|
Gantz is a series of two Japanese live-action films released in 2011, based on the manga series of the same name by Hiroya Oku. The first was simply titled Gantz, and the second was titled Gantz: Perfect Answer.
Another Gantz (2011)
Airing on TV before Gantz: The Perfect Answer, Another Gantz is an alternate version of the first Gantz film. The film follows an investigative journalist during the events of the Gantz: the Perfect Answer.
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|Character||Actor (Original)||English Dubbing|
|Kei Kurono||Kazunari Ninomiya||Raymond Narag|
|Masaru Kato||Ken'ichi Matsuyama||AJ Constantino|
|Tae Kojima||Yuriko Yoshitaka||Unknown|
|Jōichirō Nishi||Kanata Hongō||Kevin Santos|
|Kei Kishimoto||Natsuna Watanabe||Charmaine Sagrado|
|Eriko Ayukawa||Ayumi Ito||Unknown|
|Tanaka Seijin||Ainosuke Shibata||Unknown|
|Kayo Sugimoto||Chieko Ichikawa||Unknown|
|Musō Tokugawa||Donpei Tsuchihira||Unknown|
|Green Onion Father||Hidekazu Nagae||Unknown|
|Kiyoshi Hatanaka||Kazuhide Kobayashi||Bon Reyes|
|Kenichi Kurono||Kazuyuki Asano||Unknown|
|Ayumu Kato||Kensuke Chisaka||Mitchiko Tiongson|
|Mako Yamamoto||Yurie Midori||Unknown|
|Ball Man||Matsuri Hashimoto||Unknown|
|Takashi Inamori||Motoki Ochiai||Unknown|
|Kōki Takahashi||Ryuuya Wakaba||Unknown|
|Green Onion Kid (Face)||Shō Igarashi||Unknown|
|Green Onion Kid (Body)||Yasutaka Hayakawa||Unknown|
|Hiroto Sakurai||Shunya Shiraishi||Unknown|
|Ryōta Sugimoto||Shūya Haruna||Unknown|
|Masamitsu Shigeta||Takayuki Yamada||Unknown|
|Yoshikazu Suzuki||Tomoro Taguchi||Mark Muñoz|
|Masashi Yamada||Toshimasa Komatsu||Jeck Lubrin|
|Train Station PA (voice)||Yuki Hamano||Unknown|
|Risa Sakano||Yūko Genkaku||Unknown|
|Akitoshi Okazaki||Yūsuke Furusawa||Joarm Santiago|
English Dubbing Staff
- Dubbing Director: Earl Palma
- Dubbing Studio: Telesuccess Productions, Inc. and Berke Sound
- Scripts: Ritchie Campos
- Re-Recording Mixing: Mark Escott
- Media: DVD/Blu-Ray Disc
Production and release
On November 24, 2009, it was announced that two live-action Gantz films were in production, based on the manga series of the same name. The films star Kazunari Ninomiya and Kenichi Matsuyama in the roles of Kurono and Kato respectively, and were directed by Shinsuke Sato. Both films were released in 2011: the first, Gantz, in January; and the second, Gantz: Perfect Answer, in April. Computer-generated animation (CG) was done by Digital Frontier.
The first film, titled Gantz, was released in Japan on 29 January 2011. A special one-night screening took place in the United States on January 20, 2011, during which the film was simulcast to movie theaters in 46 states; with the film dubbed into English for the event. At the end of the special screening at the Mann's Chinese 6 Theater in Los Angeles, there was a discussion and live interview with both the male leads, as well as a teaser trailer for Gantz: Perfect Answer. The film premiered in the United Kingdom at the Sci-Fi-London Festival on April 26, 2011 at the Apollo Theatre in London. The film was not dubbed, instead it was shown with the original soundtrack and accompanying subtitles.
Both films, Gantz and Perfect Answer, were screened in San Diego, California, as part of Comic-con International at the Gaslamp 15 Theater on 22 and 23 July 2011.
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Entertainment Today said that Gantz, the first film, "was good, but the dubbing/voice-over detracted from the movie." Twitch Film published the review of regular reader Brandon Tenold, who stated that the effects were "quite impressive" and called it "a pretty good slice of Japanese-style popcorn cinema." The Japan Times called the second film, Gantz: Perfect Answer, an action-packed but disappointing followup.
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It will be English over-dubbed exclusively for this big screen event.
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